Model Railway Build

Sticking with GWR

After much dithering, I’ve taken the plunge and started glueing my styrofoam base together. There’s no going back now! I’ve also decided on a GWR colour scheme for the layout, and have started repainting some scenery in readiness. I’ve spent quite some time refining the styrofoam boards, adjusting them a Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Model Railway Build

Scenery paint test

Today I started testing out some paint for my model railway scenery. I bought a little pack of acrylic paints off eBay last week – not nearly enough to cover the entire layout, but enough to test out a few colours on an offcut. Bottommost on the picture opposite is Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Model Railway Build

Landscaping with styrofoam boards

I want a hilly landscape for my model railway, sculpted from polystyrene foam (styrofoam). I went for a super-cheap solution – under-floor heating insulation! There are many forum posts and YouTube videos recommending various approaches to creating rolling landscapes for model railways. Most of them still rely on the track Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Model Railway Build

Track laying

Having planned out my model railway layout in theory and built my base board, it’s time to put the two together and see if it works! I already had all the track pieces planned out, so it wasn’t actually too hard to put it into practice. And because I had Read more…

By Matthew, ago